Earlier this year, Singapore Organisation of Singapore (SOS) Vice President Mohamad Abu Bakar and IR Executive Alan Kor – along with representatives from the Russian Embassy, law firm Gurbani & Co., and the Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) – assisted 13 Russian crews from container ship Sevastopol in reclaiming unpaid wages under Singapore’s Warrant to Act.
Gudzon Shipping’s container ship Sevastopol had had an auxiliary-engine failure that required it to dock in Singapore since February 2019 – this happened before the vessel was arrested by marine authorities in the same year. This initiative didn’t only uncover owed wages, however. It also shed light on several neglected welfare issues that plagued the seafarers’ livelihood out at sea.
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